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About the Editor: Sidney Pollard is Professor of Economic History at the University of Beilefeld, West Germany. His previous publications include The Idea of Progress and The Economic Integration of Europe, About the Consultant Editors: Carlo Cipolla teaches at the University of California, Berkeley, and is the. : Idea of Progress: History and Society (New Thinkers Library) ( ) by Sidney Pollard and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices. Available in the National Library of Australia collection. Author: Pollard, Sidney; Format: Book; xii, p. 19 cm.
To the minds of most people the desirable outcome of human development would be a condition of society in which all the inhabitants of the planet would enjoy a . [Footnote: The history of the idea of Progress has been treated briefly and partially by various French writers; e.g. Comte, Cours de philosophie positive , vi. In historiography, progress is the study of how specific societies improved over time in terms of science, technology, modernization, liberty, democracy, longevity, quality of life, freedom from pollution and so on. Specific indicators can range from economic data, technical innovations. His subsequent notion of the historical Idea of Progress saw science and reason as the driving forces behind societal advancement. The first complete statement of progress is that of Turgot, in his "A Philosophical Review of the Successive Advances of the Human Mind" (). For Turgot progress covers not simply the arts.